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Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by smccran, 3 Apr 2015.

  1. smccran

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    Hi,
    Simple question hopefully, almost not really DIY.

    I have an Axor shower, with a leaking shower head. The connection between the shower head and the hose connecting it to the unit is leaking water.

    So my question is, so I swap out the shower head, or the hose?

    Thanks
    Shaun
     
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    Change the rubber washer between hose and shower head.
     
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    Only you can tell which is leaking, but I'd suggest:

    1. Tighten nut / threaded sleeve which joins flexible hose to shower head. If leak stops, fine. If leak diminishes but doesn't stop, replace black rubber washer between flexible hose and shower head.

    2. If leak doesn't stop, most likely (but not guaranteed) problem is a failure of the rubber hose within the metal sheathing of the flexible hose. replace hose. Get same length and internal bore. Easiest, but probably most expensive, from Hans Grohe.

    3. If still not cured, then new shower head.
     
  5. smccran

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    Thanks, I'd thought about a new washer, but the water seems to be leaking out of the bottom of the hose connection, the little sleeve joint that connects the two, seems to be loose, I'll try a washer there first.
     
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    Take the hose and head apart and see if the hose is broken.
     
  7. smccran

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    So I added a new into the connection between the shower head and the hose.

    I think the leak is coming from the centre circle of the connection, in the picture below you can see the inner ring, the sleeve around it moves up and down and is quite loose.


    This one shows the water coming out the bottom. I'm thinking new hose.
     
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    I had a similar problem recently. If the ends of the flexible hose are plastic, have a good look for a small crack. I didn't see mine at first.

    If so, I'd buy a new hose but make sure it has metal screw ends. ;)
     
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